“A FORMER University of Queensland professor who faked a breakthrough study on Parkinson’s disease giving sufferers false hope has been given a two-year suspended sentence for a string of fraud-related charges. Professor Bruce Murdoch falsified a research paper, which was published in the high-profile European Journal of Neurology, between 2011 and 2014. He pleaded guilty to 17 fraud-related charges and was sentenced in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Thursday morning.”
Melanie Petrinec. Bruce Murdoch: Former University of Queensland professor given suspended sentence for fraud. Courier Mail, 31 March 2016,
This latest development has also been reported by Retraction Watch – Neuroscientist pleads guilty in court to fraud, gets two-year suspended sentence.
And was reported in the Brisbane Times on 5 April 2016 – http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/technology/sci-tech/australian-neuroscientist-bruce-murdoch-nearly-went-to-jail-for-making-up-data-20160404-gnydf6.html